First Time in Forever

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First Time in Forever

A Puffin Island Novel

I absolutely loved this book. The characters, the scenes, and the smells it was great. The author did a really good job drawing me into this perfect read. I could actually smell the ocean in the air, taste the wonderful flavors of ice cream from Summer Scoop, feel the fear that Emily went through in looking after Lizzy and her being near the water, I could feel the pain and confusion that Ryan was going through and I could also see the frustration of the journalist at the end, in his search for a good story. First Time in Forever was well written and it was so hard to put it down, I found myself anxious to get back and read more. It was such a terrific read.

Having Lizzy aka Juliet thrown into her life threw Emily for a loop and it doesn’t help that she’s emotionally closed off. She fears daily that she won’t be enough for Lizzy and completely freaks out when Lizzy tells her she loves her. Ryan goes through life being single and loving it, he doesn’t want kids after taking care of his siblings when his parents died, so it comes as a surprise when he gets caught up in Lizzy and Emily’s life and doesn’t want to leave. This book made me smile and ache, I felt so connected to each of the characters in this book. I hope there will be another in the series and I get a chance to read not only to read about Skylar and Alec but Brittany and her ex-husband Zach as well. I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

Book Blurb for First Time in Forever

Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways…

It's been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece, Lizzy, to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzy and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of "just breathe" pep talks she's given herself. And that's before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…

Ryan knows all about secrets. And it's clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won't let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he's going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else's hands?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 5.00